Security

What exactly is malware?

What does Malware mean? Malware, short for malicious software, is a piece of code considered to be annoying or harmful that tries to infect a computer, phone or tablet. Hackers use malware for a variety of illegal purposes, most of…

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Information Security Week

Monday 31st October through to Friday 4th November is the first Information Security Awareness week at Plymouth University. The Enterprise Security team have been busy preparing materials focussing on a series of topics that can affect everyone and their use…

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Ransomware as a Service

For decades, cyber criminals have been developing malware with the main purpose of extorting money out of people and organisations. The latest development within this fast-growing scene is the arrival of ransomware as a service, or abbreviated as RaaS. Before…

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External use of Plymouth University account credentials

Plymouth University provide Single Sign On (SSO) to allow access to University approved resources without having to keep typing in your username and password; some of these resources include: Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Outlook Web Access (online email) Library System…

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Beware of the Phishing Emails!

The university mail systems are constantly bombarded by Spam and Phishing (aimed at emails discovering user account details by clicking constructed links) in emails, the majority of these messages are either deleted or marked as such before being sent to…

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Cybercrime – Keep yourself protected

Thanks to a global initiative by the National Crime Agency, the FBI and other security organisations a temporary reprieve from the GoZeus and CryptoLocker malware applications has been provided.  The clock is already ticking before the next global attack is…

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OpenSSL vulnerability and Plymouth University

In the last few days there has been plenty of comment through the web and national news surrounding the OpenSSL vulnerability (code named Heartbleed). Plymouth University’s Service Management team have been undertaking a course of action to determine which, if…

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